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24-06-20

Debunking the myth: Hand sanitiser in cars DO NOT pose a fire risk

Following widespread news coverage claiming that hand sanitiser kept in vehicles can pose a fire risk, the National Fire Chiefs Council has refuted these reports and confirmed there have been no cases of such fires in the UK. NHS Property Serv…

17-06-20

Working towards a 'new normal'

The National Fire Chiefs Council spoke to the Emergency Services Times for its latest edition with a focus on NFCC's response to COVID-19 - and other work being undertaken as we move towards a 'new normal'.  The article provides an o…

12-06-20

NFCC Chair's blog: 2020 - who predicted that?

It has been quite a while since I wrote my last blog, February to be exact, although I have tried to keep in touch via video.  Video discussions! There have been plenty of digital and virtual meetings in the last few months, hope…

12-06-20

Grenfell – three years on: NFCC ‘frustrated’ at number of unsafe buildings

Ahead of the third anniversary of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire, the Chair of the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) Roy Wilsher’s thoughts remain with the families of the 72 people who lost their lives, and all those who continue to b…

10-06-20

NFCC carving out ‘new normal’ for UK Fire and Rescue Service 

The Covid-19 crisis has been very real for some weeks and could continue for the next few months, even years. Over the last 12 weeks the UK Fire and Rescue Service (FRS) has been focused on getting through …

03-06-20

NFCC ‘pleased’ agreement to continue COVID activities extended

Thousands of staff from UK Fire and Rescue Services will continue to support the NHS, ambulance services, local authorities and other vital organisations in the fight against COVID-19, following extensive negotiations. The …

01-06-20

NFCC urges extreme caution following surge in wildfires  

The National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC) has issued extreme caution to members of the public, following a surge in the number of wildfires reported.  More than a dozen fires at beauty spots around the UK&…

28-05-20

NFCC video spotlights UK’s #ReadyWillingAble staff volunteers

NFCC has today shared a video spotlighting how UK Fire and Rescue Services have been taking on additional activities to protect and support communities, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the launch of the #ReadyWillingAble campai…

22-05-20

Fire services offering to support care homes in COVID-19 fight

Fire and Rescue Service staff will now be offering to work with local partners to support care homes in the fight against COVID-19. This new move follows a national agreement led by the National Fire Chiefs Council (NFCC), the…

19-05-20

Dorset forest fire: Public urged to take extra care as temperatures soar

A forest fire in Dorset has now been declared a major incident - highlighting the importance for people to take extra care during the hot weather spell the country is likely to see over the coming days.    The Wareham Forest fire &…